Caricature; Wit and Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song, and Story

Caricature; Wit and Humor of a Nation in Picture, Song, and Story

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...back porch like a shot from a thirteen-inch gun. When dad reached home he viewed the pies, and forth PROVERB. "Conceited people are like themselves to hold anything else.' with sentenced the animal to death for life. As Bill refused to curtail the dog's happy life, and as dad was too tired to lead the brute outside of the corporate limits, this sad duty devolved on a neighbor's son. Sam Berry took the dog in one hand and a big, round dollar in the other. His instructions were terse and significant. He was to come back with no dog. Sam was back in an hour with a marrow-freezing tale of slaughter. He went into details with such vividness and skill that it nearly broke our hearts. Mother wept, dad sneezed, and Bill wore a face as long as a horse. Sam finally left us alone with our grief--a mighty fortunate thing for him. He had hardly been gone a minute when the rapid patter of doggish feet was heard, and Bulger came up the front walk like a delayed sky-rocket and jumped through the open door right into dad's lap. The shock pushed dad over and broke the back off the chair he was assuaging his grief full of on. Bulger then leaped across the table and gave mother a hasty facial massage, yelped a few times in glee, and pounced upon Bill. He was the happiest dog I have ever seen--before or since. Even dad looked pleased--though he gritted his teeth every time he thought of those lemon pies. In those early days Bill's clothes were hereditary. Mine were, too, but I will not admit it. When dad finally made up his mind that he had actually worn his clothes as long as his contempt for them would permit, they descended by easy stages to Bill and me. The process of revision was a fearful and wonderful one. The clothes were turned inside out, and as...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652401
  • 9781236652409